Manufacturers and their employees share a mutual goal of a safe, communicative and productive workplace. Collaboration and thoughtful rulemaking between manufacturers and governmental agencies, as well as fairness and balance in our labor law system, are essential to achieving that goal. Maintaining the time-tested balance between labor unions and employers is critical to economic growth and job creation.

The NAM is committed to defending the rights of manufacturers and their employees and fighting changes to our labor law system that undermine employer-employee relations.


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NAM in the News

  • 08/05/2015
    Companies May Face New Disclosures About CEO Pay (CBS News)
    "The industry arguments for a repeal of the proposal include the cost of compliance and the stance by the NAM that manufacturers and other non-financial companies "had nothing to do with the financial crisis."
  • 07/30/2015
    Court Upholds NLRB Union-Organizing Rule (The Wall Street Journal)
    "National Association of Manufacturers Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly said the ruling jeopardizes “not only an employer’s time to prepare, and an employee’s ability to make an informed decision, but also the protection of private, personal information."
  • 02/26/2015
    NAM in the News: West Coast Ports
    A summary of NAM mentions in the media regarding the potential West Coast Ports shutdown and contract negotiations.

Press Releases

  • 04/04/2016
    Manufacturers to Fight Fundamentally Flawed Silica Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) announced its challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final silica rule.
  • 03/30/2016
    MCLA Launches Lawsuit to Fight Dangerous Persuader Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued the following statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) announced its challenge to the Department of Labor’s persuader rule in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, joining national, state and local business groups.
  • 03/24/2016
    New Silica Rule Is Fundamentally Flawed
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final silica rule.

  • 03/31/2016
    Manufacturers Mount Legal Challenge to Flawed Persuader Rule
    Today, the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) announced its lawsuit on behalf of manufacturers challenging the newly released persuader rule. This regulation infringes on the rights of employers to communicate...
  • 03/17/2016
    Manufacturers Agree: Joint-Employer Standard Could Hurt Entrepreneurship
    Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations held a hearing looking at the joint-employer standard and its impact on businesses. For months, the NAM has been at...
  • 02/26/2016
    Another Attack on Federal Contractors
    This week, the administration hit federal contractors with a mandate it failed to achieve through congressional action—paid sick leave. This, unfortunately, seems to be the pattern, with a minimum wage mandate as...
  • 02/09/2016
    Manufacturers Find Little to Celebrate in President Obama’s Last Budget
    At its core, the final budget blueprint released today by the Obama administration represents just another “tax and spend” plan that would increase federal spending while imposing a wide range...
  • 12/16/2015
    Looking for Leadership on Labor Issues
    This year manufacturers have seen executive orders, proposed regulations and NLRB decisions in attempts to“fix” our labor system, but instead these actions have created more bureaucracy and hurdles for employers,...